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Study Program


The BIGS-Land and Food Graduate School combines the research at our agricultural faculty with an interdisciplinary study program and will support young scientists on their way into a scientific career. The education will take place in an international and lifely scientific community.


General structure

The study program consists in general of courses in the amount of 15 credit points. Credit Points can be achieved by participating in scientifc research modules and transferable skill courses

The committee (supervisor team) and the PhD student develop the study program for each PhD student based on the individual needs of the PhD student and within their research field. PhD students can take courses offered by the BIGS-Land and Food or can take part in courses offered by partner institutions elsewhere. The Supervisor is responsible that the PhD student can complete the study program.

We expect from each student that they will attend international conferences, workshops or courses of our partner institutions. A research visit abroad is strongly encouraged.


PhD Progress Meeting and Report

Once per year the PhD Students subit their annual PhD Progress Proposal to  their Thesis  Advisory Committee (TAC).

The PhD student and his TAC meet to discuss the progress of the PhDThesis. Aferwards the Meeting Report has to be submitted to the BIGS-LF coordinator.


Study Program Requirements

  • The program comprises 15 credit points
  • Courses offered by the graduate school are advertised here: Curriculum


Credit points

How much creditpoints a PhD student will obtain for a course depends on the workload:

  • A one-week (4-5 days) block module is equivalent to 2 credit points.
  • A 2-3 day module is equivalent to 1 credit points.
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